Wednesday, September 30, 2015

You Know You Need Jooners for Conferences!



As you are getting ready for Parent/Teacher conferences in October, I want to introduce you to Jooners.

 Jooners
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Jooners is an online signup sheet that allows you to create, manage, and share your events from anywhere you have internet access.  You have the choice to sign up for an account or just click on the "Create Sign Up Sheet" without creating an account. 



Why do I need Jooners?  Well, you know that Fall Festival that is coming up?  How about a class party that is coming up and you want to be organized?  How about a book fair and you need volunteers?  How about if you want volunteers for your classroom and you want parents to sign up?  Get the idea?  Now think of other ways you can use Jooners to make your teaching life easier!  You can create your own from scratch or you can choose from the examples that are already made.  Notice that there is one listed for Parent/Teacher Conferences?    


The ones that are already made can also be edited to meet your needs.  I used it last spring for conferences and it saved me a LOT of time! 



Take a moment to watch the video to get more ideas.  Try it out and let me know what you think and how you used it to keep your classroom/event organized!


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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fundraiser for Fiona

The Who's Who authors are holding a fundraiser for a little girl named Fiona from Indiana.

Three year old Fiona Waller’s only cure is a bone marrow transplant...her medical bills are overwhelming as well. 

Fiona was born with a rare, life threatening immune deficiency which requires her to undergo painful weekly infusions. A bone marrow transplant would replace her defective B-Cells and T-Cells. Karen Waller, Fiona's mom worries that, "the only other option is to continue treatments and wait until she gets sick."
  • The family’s medical insurance requires an $8,000 out of pocket deductible each           January.
  • Fi’s medical bills totaled over $80,000 in the first 6 months.
To help this wonderful family with expenses for this beautiful baby girl, Who's Who is holding a fundraiser to help pay for her medical bills. Our initial goal is to raise enough to pay for the family’s 2016 deductible. Maybe we can even raise enough to pay for the actual bone marrow transplant!

All proceeds from the sale of these educational resource bundles, will go to Fiona and her family. Please check out some of these resources from the links below. You will get some AMAZING resources AND you will be helping out a family in need.

·         To donate directly to Fiona's Fund -      gofundme.com/shesafightercom 
·         To watch the video -                                youtube.com/watch?v=EzvM0n0Xp5I
·         To follow Fi's mommy's blog -                fionafighter.blogspot.com